Herbal Tea for Sleep Remedies
So many people are struggling with sleep issues these days. It’s not hard to see why, with the way we live our on-the-go lives. The stress that the average person is under is a recipe for disaster when it comes to the health of the nervous system.
Natural Ways to Promote Better Sleep
Of course, there are many things that we can do from a natural standpoint to support the occasional time when everyday life has us too keyed up to sleep. These options are found in blog posts all over the internet. If you’ve ever had problems with sleep, you know them by heart:
- Avoid caffeine.
- Sleep with all the lights off in the room, including digital clocks or streetlights coming in from the window.
- Don’t watch TV in bed. In fact, don’t watch TV in the hour or so before bed; pick a quiet activity like reading a book instead.
- Move your body more.
- Get outside and get some fresh air at some point every day. If it’s nice enough, make sure you spend some time with your bare feet on the ground before bed.
The list of ideas goes on an on. That’s before we even get to supplements and foods that are said to help you have a great night of sleep. I find that some of the best aids are gentle herbal nervines.
If you’re a tea drinker, there is nothing like sipping a warm mug of relaxing tea before bed. Perhaps you like this idea and have stocked up on some of the most popular herbal tea sleep remedies. Have you ever combined them into a tea?
3 Herbal Tea Blends for Better Sleep
Today I thought I would share a few ideas for some great tasting herbal teas to sip before bed when sleep is something that eludes you!
- 1 teaspoon lemon balm (find it here)
- 2 teaspoons California poppy (find it here)
- ¼ teaspoon lavender (find it here)
- ½ teaspoon lemongrass (find it here)
- ½ teaspoon rose petals (find them here)
- 1 teaspoon oat tops (find them here)
- ¼ teaspoon hops (find them here)
- zest of a lime
- ½ teaspoon valerian (find it here)
- ⅛ teaspoon lavender (find it here)
- ½ teaspoon passionflower (find it here)
- ¼ teaspoon wild lettuce (find it here)
- 1 ½ teaspoon lemon balm (find it here)
Instructions & Additional Notes
All of these teas are made by the infusion method. They are all formulated to make an 8 ounce cup of tea. This means that you would pour hot water over the tea leaves, cover your cup, and allow it to sit together for 15-20 minutes.
Herbal teas that are meant to help with sleep can be drank either hot or cold, it doesn’t make a difference. If you have been having trouble for longer than just one night, you may want to multiply the recipe and make a quart at a time. You can keep your tea in the refrigerator for 2-3 days and sip on it each night before bed.
Coupled with some of the top tips for sleeping better and a Homemade Bedtime Dream Pillow, herbal teas can be just the thing we need to help us take the edge off a temporary stress on our nervous system. Here’s to a better night’s sleep!
Have you ever tried using herbal teas for better sleep? If so, what has worked well for you?